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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154180
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Utilizing Antibiograms to Prescribe Antibiotics
Abstract:
Utilizing Antibiograms to Prescribe Antibiotics
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Crenshaw, Nichole A., ARNP, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Jackson Memorial Hospital
Title:Nurse Practitioner
[Symposium Presentation] The Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute defines an antibiogram as an overall profile of antimicrobial susceptibility results of a microbial species to a battery of antimicrobial agents, which should reflect patient care needs along with the institutions formulary. Antibiograms are an important resource for healthcare professionals involved in deciding and prescribing empiric antibiotic therapy. Appropriate empiric therapy is essential in attempting to treat infections correctly and quickly in an effort to decrease mortality. The uses of antibiograms are also helpful in identifying trends in antibiotic resistance. Basic components of an antibiogram include: antibiotics tested, organisms tested, number of isolates for each organism, percentage susceptibility data for each drug/pathogen combination, specimen sites notations (e.g. blood, urine, catheters) and specific area or unit being tested. It is important to tailor antibiotics as soon as sensitivities are known. This is the best way to avoid drug resistance and new/emerging organisms that are resistant. The goal to minimizing infection is to prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics based on unit specific antibiograms.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUtilizing Antibiograms to Prescribe Antibioticsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154180-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Utilizing Antibiograms to Prescribe Antibiotics</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Crenshaw, Nichole A., ARNP, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Jackson Memorial Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ncrensha@um-jmh.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Symposium Presentation] The Clinical &amp; Laboratory Standards Institute defines an antibiogram as an overall profile of antimicrobial susceptibility results of a microbial species to a battery of antimicrobial agents, which should reflect patient care needs along with the institutions formulary. Antibiograms are an important resource for healthcare professionals involved in deciding and prescribing empiric antibiotic therapy. Appropriate empiric therapy is essential in attempting to treat infections correctly and quickly in an effort to decrease mortality. The uses of antibiograms are also helpful in identifying trends in antibiotic resistance. Basic components of an antibiogram include: antibiotics tested, organisms tested, number of isolates for each organism, percentage susceptibility data for each drug/pathogen combination, specimen sites notations (e.g. blood, urine, catheters) and specific area or unit being tested. It is important to tailor antibiotics as soon as sensitivities are known. This is the best way to avoid drug resistance and new/emerging organisms that are resistant. The goal to minimizing infection is to prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics based on unit specific antibiograms.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:48:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:48:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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